Texas Building Its Own Wall

Since Biden Won't, State Buying Up Land Along Rio Grande For Wall

  • The Texas agency overseeing the construction of the border wall acquired several land parcels near the U.S.-Mexico border to continue the expansion of the border wall, the agency’s director said on Thursday.
  • So far, “32 land tracts have either closed agreements reached and/or pending closing at title companies,” Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) Executive Director Mike Novak told commissioners during a meeting on Thursday morning.
  • While the agency has not revealed the exact location of the parcels, Novak added that the TFC is also negotiating to acquire 142 additional border parcels in Val Verde and Starr counties, some of the busiest sectors for migrant encounters.